Loved ones mark 1 year since deadly Bronx River Parkway crash that killed 7 family members

A march was held today to not only remember the seven family members killed in a deadly Bronx River Parkway crash one year later, but

Seven family members were killed when a van

Seven family members were killed when a van plunged off the side of the Bronx River Parkway last year. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

SOUNDVIEW - A march was held today to not only remember the seven family members killed in a deadly Bronx River Parkway crash one year later, but to also thank state officials for making the road safer.

A caravan of taxis led the march, which ended at the site where the accident happened. Seven people died on April 29 last year when their van plunged nearly 60 feet off the side of the parkway, landing in a wooded area of the Bronx Zoo. Two grandparents, their two adult daughters and three grandchildren all died.

The family says the march is also a way for them to thank the state Department of Transportation for listening to their concerns about the parkway's low guardrails. The accident prompted the city to construct 3,000 feet of concrete barrier on both sides of the Bronx River Parkway.

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